1 hours 36 minutes | Rated E
Blind Ambition is an inspiring underdog story for the ages.
Having escaped starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe, four refugees have conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and unshakeable national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first ever wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of ‘World Wine Tasting Champions’. From the moment they arrive in France to compete, this team of mavericks turns an establishment of privilege and tradition on its head. A truly uplifting documentary that celebrates just how irrepressible the human spirit can be.
The sheer majesty and spirituality of African culture helps sustain attention even when the film wanes. National Newspaper Publishers Association
There’s a lot of humour and warmth in the telling as the quartet prepare for their big challenge, the film dividing its time between their compelling back stories and the refining of their skills in wine identification. jimschembri.com
If youre someone who likes seeing good things happen to good people, Blind Ambition deserves your attention. ABC Radio Brisbane